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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by wendyjayne, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. wendyjayne

    wendyjayne Guest

    Hi all,
    First time on the site and already wanting to pick brains!:laugh:

    Myself and my family have lived in Adelaide for just over a year and even though we've settled in nicely, to be honest, I remain a little underwhelmed and am questioning whether it is the place for us permanently. We have no visa restrictions and 2 kids, one approaching senior school age... so panicing a little that if we are to move it should probably be sooner rather than later. Don't want to risk being flighty, or move only find its not that different in Brisbane.

    Any advice from people familiar with living in Adelaide compared to living in Brisbane would be so useful. We have a reccy holiday booked (never been before, no friends or family there) and i want to make most of it to focus on good areas to live with kids, especially close to good secondary schools, housing (rented) and get a general feel....but only so much you can gain from a short holiday.:confused:

    And jobs? Bigger population, more jobs I guess, but is it easy to get a foot in the door?

    Oh so many questions, such little time......... Thanks to all.


  2. alles

    alles New Member

    hi wendy
    we are also in adelaide ( 11 mths ) but i for lots of reasons have'nt settled, 3 kids 8.9 & almost 11 schools being a big issue for me......
    don't know if were being flighty or if brisbane will be any different but we have come this far....... whats 1 more move on the grand scale of things .....
    last went to the east coast 10 yrs ago so who knows if its not right, blighty is where we will be headin but what a journey .......a roller coaster ... i have learnt so much about myself.....
    will let you know my findings in 2 weeks time
    best of luck with your decision, laura x
  3. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    i just love brisbane but havnt been to adelaide so im biased,,lol,,i do have a family arriving next week from adelaide as they cant settle there ,so good old brissy must have something going for it,lol
    Cal x
  4. #1shopper

    #1shopper Guest

    I lived in Adelaide for several years and have been in Brisbane for almost 5 years now.
    I'm sure you know about the difference in climate - Adelaide is somewhat mediterranean, with hot dry Summers and cold wet winters. Brisbane has hot wet summers and dry cool winters.

    Umm, what can I tell you... I've heard jokes that if going to Brisbane is like going back to the 70s then going to Adelaide is like going back to the 50s... but that was years ago. :)

    Adelaide has a culture of 'north or south, but never to meet' and Brisbane is a little the same.

    Brisbane seems a lot bigger (although nowhere near as big as Sydney or Melbourne!)
    Its also growing a lot faster than anywhere else in Australia.
    I think, possibly, there is more 'opportunity' in Brisbane than Adelaide, but it would depend very much on what you are looking for.

    Umm, more specific questions, perhaps? :)
  5. wendyjayne

    wendyjayne Guest

    thanks laura.

    all the best with your move. Do let us know how it all goes. Will be eager to see if you prefer it there... and if so, why. Good luck. x

  6. sprayer

    sprayer Guest

    We are new to this site. We are a family of 4. Our 2 boys are 11 and 6. OH is a spray painter/french polisher. We have applied for 175 visa and are waiting for a CO.
    We have researched Adelaide and thought that was the place to settle. however we now seem to be interested in Brisbane area.
    We are just worried if we will be able to afford a house eventually here. We have not got alot of money to come over with. We cant afford a reccie so any help and advice would be appreciated.

    Jill (31)
    Warren (32)
    Liam (11)
    Jack (6)
  7. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    hiya and welcome to brits in brissy ,have you looked on for a guide to property prices ,Brisbane prices vary greatly depending on suburbs,inner city and coatal are getting pricer but are still within reach of most people.Feel free to have a look at option 1 or 2 on my website as i think it would be ideal or drop me a pm with any questions and ill do my best to help you ,
    Cal x
  8. roadrunner

    roadrunner New Member

    We lived in Adelaide for 3 years and moved to Gold Coast (20 mins from surfers and 30 mins from Brissie) 2 months ago. There is much more to do here with lots more choice. My family and I wish we has done it earlier. We feel it is more modern than Adelaide, my son (12) says its "more fun for families" We came and did a reccy and found people helpful about areas to live etc. With the motorway and road networks it is easier and quicker to get around. As a family we haven't looked back and are glad we made the move.
    We all feel our future is brighter. Angie
    Last edited: May 27, 2008

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